Opened October 4, 2021! Come on in!

IDEA Labs photos with logo

Our IDEA Labs will let you:

Innovate
Discover
Experience and
Achieve!

Calendar graphicLibrary IDEA Labs and Maker Equipment are provided to Lansing Library Cardholders in good standing who are in 6th Grade or older.  PDF iconView the complete policy.

Reservations may be made online or walk-in availability during lab hours. See IDEA Lab staff for assistance.

We recommend bringing your own storage device or creating a cloud storage account to save your projects. Files saved to the library's computers are deleted upon logout.

 

Audio IDEA Lab
Create, record, edit, transfer audio cassette to digital.
Attend a Zoom interview, compose your music, record a podcast, and more.

Equipment

  • Windows PC
  • Blue Yeti Microphone with stand, pop filter & windscreen PDF iconBlue Yeti Tutoria
  • Audio Technica ATH-M50X Headsets
  • Ion Tape Express USB Digital Tape Recorder
  • Logitech c922 Webcam
  • Additional equipment on backorder, delayed due to COVID-19 supply issues.

Software

  • Audacity
  • Microsoft Office
  • OBS Studio
  • Printing is available to the Youth Dept. printer. at a cost of 15¢ per page.

Video IDEA Lab
Create, record, edit, add voiceovers, create logos, websites and more!
Edit photos, create animations & make your project come to life!
Transfer analog video (VHS) to digital.

Equipment

  • iMac Computer with regular keyboard and Logic Pro Keyboard
  • Blue Yeti Microphone with stand, pop filter & windscreen PDF iconBlue Yeti Tutorial
  • Audio Technica ATH-M50X Headset
  • Panasonic HC-VX981 4K Video Camera PDF iconTutorial
  • Tripod
  • Green Screen background
  • Wacom Drawing Tablet
  • Logitech c922 Webcam
  • LG USB DVD-R Drive
  • Apple USB Super Drive (CD/DVD-R drive)
  • Elgato Video Capture
  • Emerson EW44018 Video Cassette Player (VHS)
  • Windows Laptop
  • Windows computer on backorder, delayed due to COVID-19 supply issues.

Software (Windows)

  • Microsoft Office
  • Prism Video Converter
  • VLC media player

Software (iMac)

  • Final Cut Pro
  • GarageBand
  • iMovie
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (View tutorials here to learn how to use these programs!)
    • Acrobat Pro
    • Acrobat Reader
    • Adobe Scan
    • Adobe Spark
    • Aero
    • After Effects
    • Animate
    • Audition
    • Bridge
    • Capture
    • Character Animator
    • Dimension
    • Dreamweaver
    • Fill & Sign
    • Fresco
    • Illustrator
    • InCopy
    • InDesign
    • Lightroom
    • Lightroom Classic
    • Lightroom Web
    • Media Encoder
    • Photoshop
    • Photoshop Camera
    • Photoshop Express
    • Prelude
    • Premiere Pro
    • Premiere Rush
    • XD
  • Storyboard template
  • Printing is available to the Youth Dept. printer. at a cost of 15¢ per page.

 

Royalty-Free Music Sources, so you don't get banned by YouTube!

Bensound
https://www.bensound.com/

Free Music Archive
https://freemusicarchive.org/

Creative Commons Sources, check the licenses before use.

Creative Commons

https://creativecommons.org/

Tribe of Noise

https://www.tribeofnoise.com/

File your own Copyright or Trademark

U.S. Copyright Office

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office